A report from last week's 4th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for
Pharmaceuticals forum focusing on temperature-controlled packaging,
shipping, distribution, and storage for pharmaceuticals and
Technological advances have already driven dramatic improvements in manufacturing. But according to Sudipta Bhattacharya, a senior vice president at SAP
Labs LLC, based in Irving, Texas, the best is still to come. What’s
more, it’s just over the next horizon.
Weber Marking Systems has introduced its Model 5200 Corner-Wrap label printer/applicator, combining high-quality label printing with a specially designed label applicator that affixes a single label around the corner of a case.
Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH, kicked off an RFID pilot this summer that is “primarily focused on the operational aspects of incorporating RFID in our current operating processes in both packaging and distribution,” explains Renard Jackson, the firm’s executive vice president of packaging services.
RFID analysts IDTechEx (www.idtechex.com), supported by GS1 UK, a provider of the EPCglobal network in the United Kingdom, has published RFID in Action 2006, a special report that covers global RFID implementations.
Updates on RFID applications at Tyson Foods and P&G/Gillette were provided recently by IDTechEx Ltd. (http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000463.asp), a company that provides research and analysis on the development and application of RFID.
New regulations and standards that address patient drug compliance, drug dispensing errors, counterfeiting, and market diversion are among the key factors that will expand sales growth for containers, closures, blister packs, and RFID labels.